India, with a population of 1.37 million, is expected to surpass China’s population by 2025, to become the most populated country in the world, according to UN reports.
Imbalance Between People And Resources
India is expected to add another 273 million to the world population.
With the birth of every new person, the amount of carbon dioxide released by every human being also rises. This carbon footprint is observed to contribute to the decay of our planet slowly.
With the exponential growth of population, the figures pose a threat to India more than any other country. India, with only 2 per cent land, accommodates 16% of the world’s population.
Illiteracy, poverty, lack of family planning and resources continue to dominate the country and hinder its development.
Mitigating the crisis requires a shift of lens from ‘population control’ to population development’ to maintain a sustainable balance between resources available and people.
Understanding the negative relationship between population explosion and the diminishing resources, the government has rolled out several plans and measures to control the population and raise awareness.
TAXAB And Its Initiatives
TAXAB, The Taxpayers Association Of Bharat has been actively working towards suggesting population control measures through several initiatives; one of them is ‘Bharat4Population Law’. Launched in 2017, ‘Bharat4Population Law’, endorses a push to control the rapidly increasing population of India.